Aisha Raheem and Victor Boyle-Komolafe shortlisted for Africa prize for engineering

Aisha Raheem and Victor Boyle-Komolafe shortlisted for Africa prize for engineering

- Victor Boyle-Komolafe and Aisha Raheem, an engineer and an accountant, have been shortlisted for the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

- The accountant created a machine that helps with a digitalised way of recycling while Raheem built software that encourages food waste management

- The winner of the prize is given £25,000 (N11,732,539.06), while the three runners-up go home with £10,000 (N4,693,015.62) each

Two Nigerians, Victor Boyle-Komolafe and Aisha Raheem, have scaled in their creative field, making the shortlist of Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation.

The prize is given for innovation in engineering and it is coordinated by the Royal Academy of Engineering.

It recognises the ambitious spirit of African innovators who use their technical knowledge to proffer solutions to local challenges.

Raheem was shortlisted for the prize because she created a human-centred software that enables farmers and families to cut down or totally prevent food waste.

Victor, a chartered accountant, on the other hand, developed a machine called Garbage In, Value Out (GIVO).

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GIVO is a system that brings automation and digitalisation into the collection, processing and sale of recyclable materials.

Started in 2014, the winner of the prize will receive a whopping £25,000 (N11,732,539.06) with three runners-up who will be given £10,000 ((N4,693,015.62) each.

Meanwhile, earlier reported that Yinka Ilori with his artsy decorations that incorporate Ankara fabrics has been representing the country well.

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In 2019, Ilori’s design was all over London in the summer even as the 32-year-old in an interview with the magazine said there is a lot to him than design.

Another design he is known for is the use of various pieces of furniture to create amazing colourful materials never thought possible. ( -> We have upgraded to serve you better

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